Title: Records And Covers By Artists
Label: Museu D Art Contemporani De Barcelona/Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen
"With over 800 artists records and other sound supports the exhibition Vinyl �?? Records and Covers by Artists shows the dual facets �?? visual and sound �?? of a unique dimension in art. All the major 20th-century art tendencies are represented, ranging from early avant-garde movements through the high point of sound art in the 60s and 70s, to present approaches. The entity of record as sound support and cover as visual support has enabled artists to explore a new, rich field of creation. Transcending the limits imposed by traditional art forms and having had no conventional musical education, visual artists took advantage of their freedom to discover the creative possibilities offered by music, sound and noise or by language, voice and instruments and their manipulation.
Based on the Collection Guy Schraenen, an unusually complete anthology of artists record works, the exhibition presents an international overview: from Dada to Fluxus, from the Futurists to "Einstürzende Neubauten", from Eric Satie to John Cage, from Laurie Anderson to Laibach, from Beuys to Warhol.
Artistic verbo-vocal experiments are shown in their full diversity �?? for example in the works of François Dufrêne, Sten Hanson, Ernst Jandl or the Beat-Generation.
For the pop and rock world, visual artists have created impressive works of art in the 31 x 31 cm sleeve format, among them Roy Adzak, Roy Lichtenstein, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol or Richard Hamilton, whose "White-Album"-Cover for the Beatles became a classic work of this genre.
Photographers like Robert Frank or Robert Mapplethorpe also appear in the visual word of the covers. The band "Kraftwerk" shows on the inside cover of their album from 1970 a full page photo by Bernd & Hilla Becher.
Vinyl is an exhibition for the eye and the ear: graphic works, multiples and objects from the field of sound art complement the visual world represented by the covers. In terms of acoustic presentation, around 300 records are at the visitors disposal, including many compilations.
The 250-page catalogue for this exhibition contains a fully illustrated discography.
Artists in the exhibition:
Roy Adzak, Pierre Alechinsky, Laurie Anderson, Karel Appel, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Harry Bertoia, Peter Blake, Ulises Carrión, Henri Chopin, Salvador Dali, Hanne Darboven, Peter Downsbrough, Jean Dubuffet, François Dufrêne, Einstürzende Neubauten, Brian Eno, Harald Falkenhagen, Peter Gordon, Franz Graf, Brion Gysin, Sten Hanson, Keith Haring, Bernard Heidsieck, Isidore Isou, Ernst Jandl, Joe Jones, Marcello Jori, Rolf Julius, Thomas Kapielski, Yves Klein, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Christian Marclay, Cildo Meirelles, Joan Miró, Meredith Monk, Otto Muehl, Carsten Nicolai, Hermann Nitsch, Albert Oehlen, Roman Opalka, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Vladan Radovanovic, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Erik Satie, Tomas Schmit, Kurt Schwitters, Michael Snow, Die Tödliche Doris, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, La Monte Young and ca. 1.000 more" - Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen. If you missed out on the Broken Music Book this will do.. Incredible 250+ page collection - full color images and tons of info. Very Highly Recommended!!!!